SUMMIT COMMITTEES

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

 

Prof Paul J Crutzen

Nobel Prize laureate, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry, GERMANY

Paul J. Crutzen (born in 1933) succeeded Christian Junge as Director of the Atmospheric Chemistry Department in 1980. This department performs laboratory experiments to determine the absorption of UV and infrared radiation by atmospheric trace elements, as well as the speed at which elements react in the atmosphere. In order to better understand the formation of holes in the ozone layer above the Arctic and Antarctic, processes were simulated on stratospheric particles in the laboratory. The department also performs measurements of the trace elements present in our atmosphere around the world. Mathematical models, into which the data recorded is input, are being developed to describe meteorological, climatic and chemical processes. These models can be used to estimate the possible climatic consequences of a nuclear war and the influence of human activities on the ozone and climate. Paul Crutzen was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1995 together with M. Molina and F. S. Rowland. Paul Crutzen retired in the year 2000.

     
 

Prof Stuart White

Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Professor Stuart White is Director of the Institute for Sustainable Futures where he leads a team of researchers who create change towards sustainable futures through independent, project-based research. With over twenty years experience in sustainability research, Professor White’s work focuses on achieving sustainability outcomes at least cost for a range of government, industry and community clients across Australia and internationally. This includes both the design and evaluation of programs for improving resource use efficiency and an assessment of their impact. Professor White has written and presented widely on sustainable futures and is a regular commentator on sustainability issues in the media.

     
 

Dr Dana Cordell

Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Dr Dana Cordell recently completed her doctoral research on 'the sustainability implications of global phosphorus scarcity for food security' which she undertook jointly at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney, in Australia, and, Linköping University’s Department for Water and Environmental Studies in Sweden. As an outcome of her research on sustainable phosphorus futures, Dana co-founded the Global Phosphorus Research Initiative. Dana is currently a core member of the international consortium of researchers working on theSustainable Use of Phosphorus project for the EU (D.G. Environment), in addition to Securing the Phosphorus Future of Australia collaborative project with CSIRO. She also has 10 years of sustainability research experience leading and undertaking interdisciplinary sustainable water, sanitation and waste management projects many of which involved high-level stakeholder engagement.

     
 

Mr Dustin Moore

Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Dustin joined the Institute for Sustainable Futures in 2010 as an environmental planner under the Institute's graduate program. Prior to this, Dustin contributed to the investigation of water quality issues for the Cradle Coast Regional Planning Initiative in Tasmania, and volunteered as a Sustainable Agriculture Extension Agent in rural Panama working in conjunction with community members and agency partners focusing on sustainable uses and development of available natural resources, concentrating most efforts within small coffee farms. Dustin’s research focuses on the sustainable built environment, peak (P)hosphorus and its implications for food security, and green roofs/walls and their capability to help the urban area prepare for climate change. Dustin is a member of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA), and nearing completion of the requirements to become a PIA Certified Practicing Planner.

     
 

Dr Tim Prior

Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Tim Prior is a Senior Researcher with the Risk and Resilience Group within the Centre for Security Studies. He has completed a Doctorate in Social and Environmental Psychology from the University of Tasmania (Australia), a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from James Cook University (Australia), and completed his undergraduate studies in quantitative ecology. Before joining the CSS, Tim was a Research Principal at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Tim’s research has focussed on risk and decision making under uncertainty, particularly in relation to individual, community and organisational preparation and response to environmental risk.  His most recent work has included foresighting research on natural resource security in Australia, as well as exploring new mechanisms for risk communication with respect to natural hazards like wildfire.

 

     
 

Dr Tina Schmid Neset

Department of Thematic Studies – Water & Environmental, & Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, Linköping University, SWEDEN

Dr Tina Schmid Neset is an assistant professor at the Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research (CSPR) & Department of Water and Environmental Studies at Linköping University. Her research areas include Material and Substance Flow Analysis studies with a particular focus on resource flows linked to food production and consumption. Within the Nordic Centre of Excellence for Strategic Climate Adaptation Research NORD-STAR, she leads the research on visualization for decision support and data analysis regarding land-use issues and risk assessment in the Nordic Countries. Tina is currently the head of Climate Visualization at CSPR and co-founder of the Global Phosphorus Research Initiative.

     
 

Prof Bjorn-Ola Linner

Department of Thematic Studies – Water & Environmental, & Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, Linköping University, SWEDEN

Björn-Ola Linnér is professor in Water and Environmental Studies and at the Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research at Linköping University, Sweden, where he was theprevious director (2006-2010). Currently he is a visiting fellow at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) at University of Oxford. His research focuses on international policy-making on environment and development. His recent publications analyse integration ofpolicies on climate change, food security, sustainable development and low-carbon energy technologies as well as transnational governance in climate science and policy. Published books include among others The Return of Malthus: Environmentalism and Postwar Population–Resource Crises. As a researcher he has been actively involved in the international climate negotiations for several years. He was member of the Swedish delegation at the Adaptation and Approval of the fourth Assessment Synthesis Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Valencia, Spain 2007. He is currently leading a research program on non-state actors in the new landscape of international climate cooperation and he is also one of the co-leaders of the Centre for Excellence Nordic Strategic Adaptation Research (NORD-STAR).

 

 

 

 

EXPERT & SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Prof Stuart White, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Dr Dana Cordell, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Dr Tina Schmid Neset, Department of Thematic Studies – Water & Environmental, & Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, Linköping University, SWEDEN

Prof Bjorn-Ola Linner, Department of Thematic Studies – Water & Environmental, & Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, Linköping University, SWEDEN

Dr Jaap Schröder, Plant Research International, Wageningen University, THE NETHERLANDS

Dr Jan-Olof Drangert, Department of Thematic Studies – Water & Environmental, Linköping University, SWEDEN

Dr Arno Rosemarin, Stockholm Environment Institute, SWEDEN

Ms Andrea Ulrich, Institute for Environmental Decisions, ETH Zurich, SWITZERLAND

Dr Mike Wong, Land and Water - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, AUSTRALIA

Dr Kazi Parvez Fattah, Department of Civil Engineering, American University of Sharjah, UAE
 
Mr S.Vishwanath, Advisor, Arghyam Foundation, INDIA
 
Dr Bert Smit, Plant Research International, Wageningen University, THE NETHERLANDS